ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appointed a senior member Senator Dr Shahzad Waseem as Leader of the House in the Senate.
Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani received a letter for the nomination of Senator Shahzad as Leader of the House and a formal notification of his appointment will be issued soon.
Senator Shahzad Waseem has served PTI in various positions and was elected to the Senate in March 2018 from Punjab on a seat vacated by incumbent Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar.
He has served as Adviser to the Chairman PTI Imran Khan on Diplomatic Relations and was handling external publicity and international relations of the party. Senator Shahzad is a member of the Senate Standing Committees on foreign affairs, interior, Kashmir affairs, and CPEC committee.
He replaces Senator Shibli Faraz who has taken over as Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting. The prime minister had appointment along with Lt General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa as special assistant on information and broadcasting.
Senator Shahzad thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for entrusting him with the responsibility as Leader of House in Senate. He said he was humbled and honoured and will fulfil his responsibility with honour and dignity.
“I am grateful to my leader Prime Minister Imran Khan for entrusting me with responsibility of Leader of House in Senate of Pakistan. I feel honoured and humbled. I ll do my best to fulfill this responsibility with honour and dignity.” said the senate in a statement on Twitter.